George Leef

Director of Research, John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy

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The Diversity Camel Gets Its Nose Under the Engineering Tent

Dec 20, 2010 by George Leef |

An engineering professor writes about the incursion of political correctness into the field of engineering.

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Sadly, Few Econ Students Ever Read Material Like This

Dec 17, 2010 by George Leef |

An excellent essay by Professor Christopher Westley of Jacksonville State University makes the case against the politicization of money and credit.

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Murray Sperber on Craig Brandon’s The Five Year Party

Dec 17, 2010 by George Leef |

Professor Murray Sperber writes about Craig Brandon's The Five Year Party

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Professor Richard Ebeling on the Austrian Economic Tradition

Dec 15, 2010 by George Leef |

Here is an enlightening interview done by an Argentine economist with Professor Richard Ebeling about the Austrian approach:  Mises, Hayek, and others.

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Duke’s President Versus the University’s Reputation

Dec 15, 2010 by George Leef |

President Richard Brodhead pleaded with students not to give Duke the reputation as a sex-crazed campus. Perhaps it would do more if the university stopped bringing in a parade of salacious shows and speakers.

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If You Criticize Higher Education, Does That Mean You’re McCarthyite?

Dec 14, 2010 by George Leef, KC Johnson |

In this excellent Minding the Campus essay, history professor KC Johnson tears apart the scurrilous effort of another historian, Ellen Schrecker, to paint those who call for serious reform in higher education as near-McCarthyites. 

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What a Dull School Cal Tech Must Be

Dec 10, 2010 by George Leef |

How do the Cal Tech students ever learn about students who are different from themselves?  How do they ever manage to overcome their biases and learn to celebrate diversity?"

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What’s the Value of Freshman Composition Courses?

Dec 10, 2010 by George Leef |

Here's an essay about a composition course at UNC that was a waste of time.  No student, who wanted to improve his writing, would buy a course like this in a stand-alone, free market transaction.

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An English Professor Who Understands Austrian Malinvestment Theory

Dec 08, 2010 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, Troy Camplin discusses his rather unsatisfactory experience as a Ph.D. who can only obtain adjunct teaching positions. He sees his situation (staying at home with his young children… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

A Victim of the Education Bubble

Dec 03, 2010 by George Leef |

Listen to this illuminating interview Peter Schiff did with a student who is $200,000 in debt for a sociology degree from Northeastern University. Schiff gets right at the root of the problem: government guaranteed student loans.

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Do We Really Want to “Stabilize” State University Funding?

Dec 01, 2010 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, I take a critical look at a proposal made in the Nov. 23 Wall Street Journal by University of Oregon president Richard Lariviere. He repeats the usual lines about how the US is becoming… Continue Reading | 6 Comments >

Is This the Way to Improve College Admissions?

Nov 29, 2010 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, I review Robert Sternberg's recent book College Admissions for the 21st Century. Sternberg's contention is that colleges can admit a better student body -- more students… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Another Dissent on the Idea that Economic Growth Depends on Having More College Grads

Nov 23, 2010 by George Leef |

In this LA Times op-ed, economics professor Shirley Svorny (Cal State Northridge) argues against the idea that if a state puts more kids through college, that will provide it with an economic boost. While the bigwigs in… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Are Universities Our “Engines of Innovation”?

Nov 22, 2010 by George Leef |

UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp recently published a book in which he maintains that universities are the country's "engines of innovation." In today's Pope Center article, however, Jay Schalin runs that notion past a real… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Accreditation and Educational Quality

Nov 17, 2010 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, I discuss the recent study done by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity on higher ed accreditation. The authors conclude that college accreditation served some useful… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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